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Regulatory Advice Business Partner - Tech Specialist

up to 50k
Leeds and Home Based
Shift Pattern
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Contract Type
Hours of Work per Week
Closing Date
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We are recruiting for a Regulatory Advice Business Partner at StepChange Debt Charity in Leeds. This is a great opportunity to join the charity’s busy Risk & Compliance team and play a key role working with partners and stakeholders across the charity.

You’ll be supporting the delivery of outcomes aligned to client need, broader charity strategy and key legal, regulatory and mandatory expectations with a particular focus on relating to information security, data protection and technology;

Where you’ll work:

We operate a hybrid working model combining remote working with some days in our modern Leeds city centre office. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Ongoing engagement with key stakeholders across the charity, in relation to key items of regulatory focus
  • Provide proactive advice, guidance and challenge on compliance and conduct matters and the implications arising from a regulatory perspective where appropriate
  • Responding to and providing support and guidance in relation to technical queries from across the charity and keeping up to date logs of all advice provided
  • Review and guidance on matters relating to first line activity including communications (inc financial promotions), training, quality assurance and complaints ensuring that internal processes are adhered to and records logged
  • Leading impact assessments and gap analysis on new regulatory updates and, if gaps or weaknesses are identified, collaborate with key stakeholders to address
  • Represent the risk and compliance function though key change initiatives, providing advice and guidance on expectations; highlight risks and providing guidance on key aspects of regulatory focus for consideration.  
  • Providing support and guidance to colleagues across the charity in relation to systems and control issues around regulatory rules and regulation
  • Undertaking other ad hoc regulatory advice focused tasks as required supporting colleagues within the compliance team and across the charity

What you’ll bring:

Proven experience of:

  • Demonstratable experience in a role within a Conduct focused FCA regulated environment with emphasis on technology, information security and data protection.
  • Familiarity and experience of working within an Information Technology Framework such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL); ISO 27001, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT)
  • Familiarity with the regulatory and legal frameworks relevant to the charity.
  • A good awareness of the current Financial Services regulatory landscape

 It would also be desirable and advantageous, but not essential, to:

  • Have knowledge and experience related to the application of
  • CONC, MCOB, CASS, Insolvency, Financial Crime and AML
  • Hold a relevant information technology foundation qualification such as ITIL
  • Hold a relevant compliance qualification and/or have a proven track record of continuous professional development
  • Working within a change led organisation

The rewards:

  • 24 days annual leave (this increases by one day per year up to a maximum of 29), plus bank holidays
  • The opportunity to buy and sell annual leave
  • Hybrid working– with IT equipment provided when you’re working from home
  • A personal career plan and ongoing training and development and support with role-related professional subscriptions and qualifications
  • Travel season ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Group Company Life Assurance
  • Westfield Health cash plan with employee discounts in high street shops
  • Vitality at Work health and wellbeing
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Access to financial planning and advice
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave per year
  • Family friendly pay: pre-adoption/fertility/surrogacy and post-adoption pay
  • Long service awards
  • Free Breakfast and hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) in the office

Please note: to the nature of this role a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Cifas check will be required.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion:

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are incredibly important to us; we have a culture of belonging. We’re always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce to ensure we can provide the best service possible for everyone. It’s not just about the professional experience you bring – we’re interested in who you are and your potential. If there’s an adjustment to our recruitment process that would help you to be your best, speak to our team and they’ll be happy to help.


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